< AHREF="https://www.corvetteblogger.com/tag/corvetter-racing/">Corvette Racing unloaded their race car transports at Sebring International Raceway on Wednesday morning in advance of the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring this Saturday and check out the new racing liveries for the C8.R Corvettes!
I may be wrong on this, but I do believe this is the first time that both Corvettes are going without its traditional Yellow since those early days of the program when the C5s were racing in the GTS class in the old American Le Mans Series.
It appears that both cars are still the same gray that was previously on the number 4 C8.R and with a new Gray exterior coming on the 2022 Corvette street cars called Hypersonic Gray, we wonder if we are getting a preview of what’s to come. After all, Chevy raced with “Corvette Racing Yellow” on the C7.Rs for a year before that color was available on the C7 street cars.
The differences between the two cars can be spotted with the different stripes packages shown. The No. 3 Corvette is trimmed in Red with a Red full-body racing stripe while the No.4 C8.R is trimmed in White. The only Yellow we now see on the cars are some small stickers that appear affixed to the wheels.
Sportscar365.com’s John Dagys says these liveries are for Sebring only as a celebration of the racing team’s partnership with Mobil 1 who is the title sponsor of the Sebring 12 hour race. Mobil 1 is the official motor oil for the Corvette and has been factory-filled in all new Corvettes since the 1990s.
🎨 NEW LIVERIES: @CorvetteRacing has unloaded with new liveries for its pair of Chevrolet Corvette https://t.co/Y6nM3Te1CV this weekend at #Sebring12.— Sportscar365 (@sportscar365) March 17, 2021
Its traditional yellow color is notably absent for the first time in @IMSA program history.
➡️ https://t.co/q6GAn4jQFK #IMSA pic.twitter.com/haE5vk6Gpp
You can see all four pics at Sportscar365.com.
For years, the question was always asked why Corvette Racing used Yellow for its racing liveries and the answer from former Program Manager Doug Fehan was that they are easier to see on television and in photos from the race.
This should make watching the Sebring race a whole lot different as my eyes have been trained for all these years to follow the yellow cars.
What are your thoughts on these new C8.R Corvette race liveries for Sebring? Let us know in the comments below.
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